BOCA RATON, Fla. – Senior shortstop Patrick Dorrian made his mark not only on the Lynn University baseball program's record books in his two-year career with the Fighting Knights, but ranked among the best players in the nation during a senior season that saw him lead the Sunshine State Conference in multiple offensive categories.
Dorrian paced the Blue and White's offense all season long, reaching base via hit, walk or hit-by-pitch in each of his 49 games played. He ended the 2017 season with a seven-game reached-base streak, giving him a total of 56 consecutive games reaching base safely—the longest streak on record in the Sunshine State Conference's illustrious history.
The Kingston, New York, native led the league with six triples, 150 total bases and an eye-popping .798 slugging percentage. He ranked inside the nation's top-10 in both total bases (fifth) and slugging percentage (ninth), while having the highest slugging percentage in all of NCAA Division II among middle infielders. He sat 19th in the nation with his six triples, achieving a total that had not been reached by a Fighting Knight since 2008, and finishing one shy of the school's single-season record.
His 17 home runs ranked fourth in the SSC and 20th in the nation, good for the fourth-highest single-season total in Lynn's program history. He registered three multi-home run games, and his 150 total bases also ranked him inside the program's top-five for a single season.
In total, Dorrian was top-five in the SSC in batting average (.394), hits (74), home runs (17), RBIs (57), slugging percentage (.798), total bases (150) and triples (6), ranking in Lynn's all-time top-10 for a single season in five of the six categories. He also finds himself among the NCAA's active career leaders in slugging percentage and batting average, ranking eighth with a .685 career slugging mark and 25th with a .382 batting average. His career slugging percentage is good for 15th among active players across all three NCAA divisions.
He finished his career on Lynn's all-time leaderboards in batting average (.382, fifth), triples (8, fifth), home runs (26, seventh), slugging percentage (.685, second), on-base percentage (.459, eighth) and assists (306, seventh).